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Restarting Victoria's tourism economy

In 2018-19, Victoria’s tourism industry contributed $29.4 billion to our economy – and employed 263,000 Victorians.

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To make sure this industry gets back on its feet – and to support the Victorian jobs that rely on it – this Budget includes $510 million to restart Victoria’s visitor economy.

A dedicated $107 million Visitor Economy: Industry Support Package will provide much-needed support to Victoria’s thousands of tourism workers and businesses.

Victorian Regional Travel Voucher Scheme

The Victorian Government will also deliver a new Victorian Regional Travel Voucher Scheme to encourage more Victorians to holiday in their home State. 

Vouchers will provide almost $28 million to encourage Victorians to explore their own backyard, providing an immediate boost to local economies, local communities and local jobs. 

Immediate delivery of tourism infrastructure

This Budget will make sure we’re building the industry too, funding the immediate delivery of tourism infrastructure projects across the State. 

This investment will support shovel-ready projects that attract new visitors, while also backing local events, marketing and new community-identified initiatives. 

Regional Tourism Boards

Funding is also provided to support our Regional Tourism Boards and upgrade local galleries and creative spaces, drawing new visitors to local communities. 

Media release

Visit Victoria: Experiencing The Best At Home

Reviewed 24 November 2020

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